Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Achilles' Choice - Larry Niven

A short, entertaining, illustrated novel. Nothing too flash about it other than that. A woman decides to compete in an all-encompassing super-olympic style competition to enter society's elite.

The only way to win is to take a drug to boost your performance. This drug will kill you in a few years, unless you do manage to win and get into the elite and get treatment.

Behind all this is a conspiracy, and the woman involved discovers there is something not nice going on. Well, not nice compared to the get rid of competitors and other repression that is already going on, anyway.

3 out of 5

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